What does mantle mean?

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ˈmæn tlman·tle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mantle(noun)

    the cloak as a symbol of authority

    "place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"

  2. Mantle, Mickey Mantle, Mickey Charles Mantle(noun)

    United States baseball player (1931-1997)

  3. mantle(noun)

    the layer of the earth between the crust and the core

  4. blanket, mantle(noun)

    anything that covers

    "there was a blanket of snow"

  5. mantle, pallium(noun)

    (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell

  6. mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypiece(noun)

    shelf that projects from wall above fireplace

    "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece"

  7. curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall(noun)

    hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

  8. cape, mantle(verb)

    a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

  9. mantle(verb)

    spread over a surface, like a mantle

  10. mantle(verb)

    cover like a mantle

    "The ivy mantles the building"

GCIDE

  1. mantle(n.)

    (Geol.) The highly viscous shell of hot semisolid rock, about 1800 miles thick, lying under the crust of the Earth and above the core. Also, by analogy, a similar shell on any other planet.

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

Wiktionary

  1. mantle(Noun)

    A piece of clothing somewhat like an open robe or cloak, especially that worn by Orthodox bishops.

    Etymology: mentel, later reborrowed from mantel, both from mantellum, diminutive of mantum, probably from Gaulish.

  2. mantle(Noun)

    Anything that covers or conceals something else.

    Etymology: mentel, later reborrowed from mantel, both from mantellum, diminutive of mantum, probably from Gaulish.

  3. mantle(Noun)

    The body wall of a mollusc, from which the shell is secreted.

    Etymology: mentel, later reborrowed from mantel, both from mantellum, diminutive of mantum, probably from Gaulish.

  4. mantle(Noun)

    The zone of hot gases around a flame; the gauzy incandescent covering of a gas lamp.

    Etymology: mentel, later reborrowed from mantel, both from mantellum, diminutive of mantum, probably from Gaulish.

  5. mantle(Noun)

    The cerebral cortex.

    Etymology: mentel, later reborrowed from mantel, both from mantellum, diminutive of mantum, probably from Gaulish.

  6. mantle(Noun)

    The layer between the Earth's core and crust.

    Etymology: mentel, later reborrowed from mantel, both from mantellum, diminutive of mantum, probably from Gaulish.

  7. mantle(Noun)

    A fireplace shelf;

    Etymology: mentel, later reborrowed from mantel, both from mantellum, diminutive of mantum, probably from Gaulish.

  8. mantle(Verb)

    To cover or conceal (something).

    Etymology: mentel, later reborrowed from mantel, both from mantellum, diminutive of mantum, probably from Gaulish.

  9. mantle(Verb)

    To become covered or concealed.

    Etymology: mentel, later reborrowed from mantel, both from mantellum, diminutive of mantum, probably from Gaulish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mantle(noun)

    a loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

  2. Mantle(noun)

    same as Mantling

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

  3. Mantle(noun)

    the external fold, or folds, of the soft, exterior membrane of the body of a mollusk. It usually forms a cavity inclosing the gills. See Illusts. of Buccinum, and Byssus

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

  4. Mantle(noun)

    any free, outer membrane

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

  5. Mantle(noun)

    the back of a bird together with the folded wings

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

  6. Mantle(noun)

    a mantel. See Mantel

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

  7. Mantle(noun)

    the outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

  8. Mantle(noun)

    a penstock for a water wheel

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

  9. Mantle(verb)

    to cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

  10. Mantle(verb)

    to unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; -- said of hawks. Also used figuratively

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

  11. Mantle(verb)

    to spread out; -- said of wings

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

  12. Mantle(verb)

    to spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

  13. Mantle(verb)

    to gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc

    Etymology: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]

Freebase

  1. Mantle

    A mantle is an ecclesiastical garment in the form of a very full cape which extends to the floor, joined at the neck, that is worn over the outer garments. In the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Eastern Catholic churches, the mantle is a monastic garment worn by bishops, hegumens, archimandrites, and other monastics in processions and while attending various church services, such as Vespers or Matins; but not when vested to celebrate the Divine Liturgy. Unlike the Western cope, the mantle is worn only by monastics. The klobuk is worn over the mantle.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mantle

    man′tl, n. a covering: a cloak or loose outer garment: spirit: (zool.) the thin fleshy membrane lining a mollusc's shell: a conical wire-network covered with some highly refractory earth that becomes luminous under a flame.—v.t. to cover: to disguise.—v.i. to spread like a mantle: to revel: to joy: to froth: to rush to the face and impart a crimson glow, as blood.—ns. Man′tlet, Man′telet, a small cloak for women: (fort.) a movable shield or screen to protect an attacking force, or gunners while serving their guns; Man′tling, cloth suitable for mantles: (her.) the representation of a mantle, or the drapery of a coat-of-arms. [O. Fr. mantel (Fr. manteau)—L. mantellum, a napkin.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mantle

    A long flowing robe, worn in the Middle Ages over the armor, and fastened by a fibula in front, or at the right shoulder. The mantle is an important part of the official insignia of the various orders of knighthood.

Anagrams for mantle »

  1. mental

  2. malent

  3. mantel

  4. lament, Lament.

  5. Lament

  6. Lament.

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How to say mantle in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mantle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mantle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mantle in a Sentence

  1. Pegy Lowery:

    For us, it’s been really hard, all I have now is pictures, an urn sitting on the mantle.

  2. Sami Mikhail:

    [The source] could be just a really, really old formation that's been down in the mantle for a long time.

  3. Donald Trump:

    What one says as a businessman who has not had TS/SCI clearance and sat in the situation room, or what one says on the campaign trail in a politically charged environment for a year, is incredibly different to the perspective you may have after you take on the mantle of the commander-in-chief, and you are the person responsible for the safety of all Americans, that's what experience tells us, and to judge based on statements they made when they were not in that position of responsibility.

  4. Nelson Shanks:

    If you look at the left-hand side of it there's a mantle in the Oval Office and I put a shadow coming into the painting and it does two things, it actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress that I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there. It is also a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Old people or Adults are meant to hand over the mantle of leadership to the youths. Then, the youths to the children. Whereas, the children are meant to hand over directly to the posterity (all future generations ahead). Now that implies, children are strategically located with regard to continuity of every society or country. Thus, never take the children for granted. Rather, do appreciate or value them. In other words, take care of them as much as you can. -Emeasoba George

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